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Gillian Black

Alison Edmondson




Family Law Update 2018 


Returning after a successful debut series in 2017, Dr Gillian Black and Alison Edmondson will provide comprehensive coverage of key cases and developments in Family Law between April 2017 and April 2018, including financial provision on divorce, cohabitation, PRRs and child law. Specific cases will include McDonald v McDonald on pensions, Ray v Ray on divorce, and the latest updates on the named persons scheme and the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill.

Presented by two experts in this area of law, the seminar
will include a comprehensive set of materials and the
opportunity for questions.

Gillian Black is a Senior Lecturer in Family Law at
The University of Edinburgh, and a qualified solicitor. ​Her research interests include establishing the
​parent-child relationship, the evolution of marriage, and privacy in family law. She has also published on contract, data protection, and publicity rights.

Alison Edmondson is a Director of SKO Family Law Specialists and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Family Law and as a Family Mediator.  Her practice focuses on financial issues arising from separation and also includes family cases with novel issues such as inheritance issues, guardianship issues, complex child contact and residence, international child cases, taxation issues and the international protection of vulnerable adults.   

Learning Outcomes and Objectives
The learning outcomes and objectives are that by the end of the seminar delegates will have (i) a sound knowledge and understanding of all major developments in Scots family law which occurred between April 2017 and April 2018; (ii) an appreciation of how these developments could and should influence their practice; and (iii) an indispensable set of source materials for easy reference following the seminar. 

University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK

0131 215 1858

Speakers incredibly knowledgeable – great!”
“Very informative – particularly interested in aspects of child law, Hague, and permanency”

Feedback from 2017